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CUVARDIC GARCIA, Dorde. Street children in Julieta Pinto´s literary production: tradition and innovation in this character themes and topics in A la vuelta de la esquinaand Abrir los ojos. Káñina [online]. 2016, vol.40, n.2, pp.47-54. ISSN 2215-2636.

In Julieta Pinto´s literary production street children, key figures in Costa Rican and Latin American Literary History, are common. This article´s goal is to delimit the themes and topics characterizing the representation of this character in this Costa Rican writer, as well as the ideological standpoint used by Pinto in constructing this character´s profile. Are they represented as scoundrels, or as heroes of urban modernity? Are they helpless individuals, worthy of the reader´s sympathy? In short-stories such as "¿Le limpio, don?", "Navidad 1973", or "Le llevo, doña?" (A la vuelta de la esquina), or "No puedo ir", "El secuestro" or "La gente no entiende" (Abrir los ojos), Julieta Pinto takes the hero´s approach to offer her personal vision of this character.

Keywords : Street children; Costa Rican literature; Julieta Pinto; Costa Rican short-story..

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